Maurice J. Tardiff

June 7, 1923September 2, 2013

Maurice J. Tardiff, 90, widower of Priscilla (Gagnon) passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. He was born in St. Agatha, Maine and was son to the late Patrick and Modeste (Pelletier) Tardiff. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a lifelong parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church. He was a retiree of TRW Manufacturing and member of St. Jean the Baptiste Society. Maurice was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather. His hobbies included wood-working, gardening and ‘tinkering’ which meant getting anything fixed. He will be missed by his close neighbors and friends. Maurice is survived and will be dearly missed by his three daughters; Jennie Martin and her husband Richard, Linda Tardiff and Phyllis Maxey and her husband Daniel, his three sisters: Hilda Sylvain, Odile Raymond and Aline Suplinskas, his sweet six grandchildren; Christina Bishop and her husband Beau, Lisa Buckley and her husband Myles, Tanya Martin, Sara Westbrook and her husband Colin, Kristopher Maxey and Corey Maxey, his precious eight great grandchildren; Glenn Pierce, Bryan Buckley, Adam Buckley, Abigail Buckley, Aedon Westbrook, Caitlynn Jiantonio, Liam Westbrook and Hailey Bishop and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Ouellette and brothers; Lucien and Raoul Tardiff. Funeral services will begin Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at 9:00am from New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave, New Britain, followed by the funeral liturgy at 10AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church. Entombment with military honors will follow in St. Mary Garden Mausoleum. Visitation hours will be Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 from 5-8pm at the funeral home. For directions or online messages, please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2013

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Jennie and Richard Martin

September 14, 2013

We love you and miss you so very much. You will forever be kept in our hearts and your spirit will remain within us till the end of time.

We love you dad,

Richard and Jennie

Jennie Martin

September 14, 2013

To my most precious, wonderful and handsome dad who is loved and missed so very,very much. You have been the best father a girl could ever ask for. I'm a lost soul wishing I could see and spend at least one more day with you. There is an emptiness in my breaking heart but just knowing you are with your one and only sweetheart, Mom gives me comfort, peace and joy. I know that you are finally safe and free. I also know that you are in a magical place called heaven and that your ailments have all disappeared but it doesn't change the fact that I miss and love you even more each day.

Dad, Richard is missing you a whole bunch too. You have been a great father-in-law, a great father image and a special friend to him all these years.

Until we meet again.

Your loving daughter,

jean Maurice tardif

September 12, 2013

The family of cousin Maurice Tardif from St Agatha maine wants to give the family our sympathy for the loss of your dad.

Scott Chamberland

September 11, 2013

Rest in Peace

Barbara Vidal

September 5, 2013

Jenny, My deepest sympathy to you and your family.Take comfort in knowing that now you have another angel to watch over you.
Denis, Barbara & family

Karen Davis-Huggan

September 5, 2013

Linda & Family,
My deepest sympathies to you. May God give you strength and courage as you journey through these mournful days.

Colleen Mullaney

September 5, 2013

Mr. Tardiff's quiet presence and soft smile enhanced the quality of life in our neighborhood. Though he and I spoke more often a wave and a smile than with words, I will truly miss him. My sincerest sympathy to all of his family and loved ones for the loss of this kind man.

Bob & Rita Hines

September 5, 2013

Jenny,Linda & Phyllis, so sorry about your dad's passing. Bob and I really enjoyed visiting him. He was a wonderful uncle and he will be greatly missed.

Rose & Andrew McQuarrie

September 4, 2013

Jenny, Linda, Phyllis & family,
Your dad was such a nice gentle man. He was by far one of my favorite uncles. I will always treasure his and your mom's visits to Maine. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family.

Jan Girandola

September 4, 2013

I am so sorry about your dad. He was such a kind and loving man and always welcomed me into your home and the family. I am so glad I was able to spend time with him in July. I'm sure he's happy to be with your mom. My prayers and love are with you all.